Carl Icahn takes stake in Bristol Myers

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) reported its last quarter results on 01/26/2017. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 5.29% with 1.5 average true range (ATR). BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company by 5.7% in the third quarter. The stock volatility for week was 2.36% while for month was 2.92%.The stock, as of last close, traded 18.65% to its 52 week low and was changed -28.25% from its 52 week high.

While trading at volume below than average, Apple Inc. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 0 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 0 percent. Finally, Mascoma Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company during the fourth quarter worth about $145,000. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 9.33 million shares. For the next 5 years, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is expecting Growth of 14.33% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 5.73% per annum.

Bristol-Myers Squibb shares spiked as much as 4% in afternoon trading on a Dow Jones report that Carl Icahn has purchased a stake in the pharma giant. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 69.67% of the company's stock. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a buy rating on shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in a research note on Saturday, January 21st. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 22.3% on a year-over-year basis. The analyst projections are $0.75 in EPS on $4.74 billion in revenues. The stock's 50-day moving average is $53.60 and its 200 day moving average is $55.66. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 20.54 and Forward P/E ratio of 17.68. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. The company's net profit margin has achieved the current level of 22.9 percent and possesses 74.6 percent gross margin.

01/20/2017 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at Cowen.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 1st. Investors of record on Friday, January 6th were issued a dividend of $0.39 per share.

01/27/2017 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, January 4th. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 58.87%.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of BMY. BMO Capital Markets now has a $45.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company's stock.

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